For all those complaining about the iPhone's memory capacity

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stoid, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I've seen quite a number of posts suggesting that due to the 50% drop in flash memory prices since Apple made the iPhone announcement, Apple should either double the memory in the iPhone to 8/16GB or drop the price or something. My theory is this:

    This drop is not some sudden and unexpected development; it is the expected and predictable result in a multi-year drop in the price of flash memory. Ergo, Apple probably counted on flash memory prices to drop prior to the iPhone's production and based the prices on these expected lower market prices. Had there been no indication that flash prices were going to continue to fall, they would have put 2/4 GB in the iPhone, or set a higher price initially.
     
  2. ddaniel macrumors newbie

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    Wouldn't it take Apple more than a few weeks to produce the number of iPhones they're going to have at launch? They probably already started making the phones before the flash price drops.

    People shouldn't get their hopes up for an iPhone with more than 8gigs of memory
     
  3. Applenewb macrumors member

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    Exactly, they probably ordered millions of mem chips, you won't see a reduction in price regardless of any drop in component pricing for a long time until demand evens out.
     
  4. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Although a price drop would be nice, its not going to happen. Oh well.
     

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